New Mexico wildfire grows to 5,700 acres

May 15, 2014 • State News

SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — A wildfire burning in the mountains of southwestern New Mexico grew to 9 square miles Wednesday, and may grow even more because of expected high winds, officials said.

The Signal Fire in the Gila National Forest swelled as crews worked to tame the raging blaze, which remained 15 percent contained.

The fire is located about 10 miles north of Silver City.

According to the U.S. Forest Service, the wildfire remained Login to read more

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